The Obama administration is talking about creating a unique “Internet ID” for web users in the U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke is quick to say it isn’t a national ID card, or even a government-controlled system, but private creation of “trusted digital identities”. Although there are plenty of times where the need for a trusted digital identity is real, I really don’t think e-commerce is one of those times. The benefits of such a system for e-commerce are far outweighed by the costs.
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